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Summerfield Estates

A sign reading "Summerfield Estates" on a stone wall of a retirement home.

A campy, interactive sci-farce!

June 25-27, 2021
Online (Zoom)

Imagine waking up in a strange place with no memory of how you got there or who you are. Step into the shoes of Mouser, a special agent of dubious background, who wakes up on a bathroom floor of a retirement community and must rely entirely on the decisions made by the audience to figure out what she's doing there and how to get out! Help craft the story in this techno/select-your-own-adventure/sci-farce created by Ashley Song Mellinger. Streamed live and changing in real-time, Summerfield Estates invites you on a thrilling, hilarious journey that you’ll want to take again and again.

“Do you like fun? If you like fun, you’ll like this show!” –Ashley Song Mellinger

PCS Remix: Original Works
The PCS Remix: Original Works series gathers artists from a broad spectrum of creative expressions to make short, devised theatrical pieces. The goal is collaboration and experimentation, rather than finished works of art. These projects allow us to support brilliant artists and give them the opportunity to explore whatever direction inspires them — and to deepen our connection to the community by sharing this exciting exploratory work!

Summerfield Estates

  • Conceived by Ashley Song Mellinger
  • Directed by Joe Bowden
  • Written by Ashley Song Mellinger & Joe Bowden
  • Dramaturgy by Kamilah Bush
  • Starring Ashley Song Mellinger, Treasure Lunan, & Xzavier Beacham

The Cast

Ashley Song Mellinger*
Mouser
Treasure Lunan*Dallas
Xzavier BeachamFelix

The Creative Team

Conceived & Created byAshley Song Mellinger
Directed byJoe Bowden
Written byAshley Song Mellinger & Joe Bowden
Dramaturgy byKamilah Bush
Lighting Designer & Board OperatorTrent Eccles
Sound Designer & Audio EngineerCasi Pacilio
Video DesignerWill Cotter
ComposerJana Crenshaw
Stage ManagerJamie Lynne Simons*
Camera 1Asia Brown
Camera 2Edward Davee
Assistant CameraKanon Havens

  
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Meet the Cast

Ashley Song, Concept, Creator, Writer, Mouser
(She/Her)

As a theater artist and filmmaker, Ashley is committed to re-imagining traditional narratives and including marginalized voices without centering exclusively on their identities and trauma. She is an award-winning, half-Korean actor and producer who co-founded Desert Island Studios to increase artists’ accessibility to film resources. Her theater credits include: The Winter’s Tale (Portland Shakespeare Project); BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) (Defunkt Theatre); Redwood (world premiere, Portland Center Stage); Girl vs. Troll (CoHo Labs); and Night Shift (Profile Theatre 72-Hour Play Fest). Ashley has so much gratitude for the arts community and those who support it! ashleymellinger.com @ashleysongmellinger

(They/Them)

Treasure is a  Black, queer, gender variant performer whose work aims to focus on those intersections and how they affect their movement through the world. Recent performance credits include Hot N’ Throbbing (Profile Theatre), Vinegar Tom (The Theatre Company), Mlima’s Tale (Profile Theatre) Weighted Bodies(Risk/Reward), Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Portland Center Stage), School Girls: Or, the African Mean Girls Play (Portland Center Stage) and The Most Massive Woman Wins (Deep End Theatre). IG: @King_the_kween

(He/Him)

Xzavier was born in Texas and raised in Arlington. He loves all his family and friends and thanks them for the gifts they give through living. Thank you, for giving us your presence. Safety and blessings.

Portland Center Stage is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).

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